Do you like to decorate cakes?! {Giveaway}

Elisa Strauss decorating handbag cakes!

Back in Fall 2008, I was browsing a Barnes & Noble in Dallas, Texas and picked up The Confetti Cakes Cookbook by Elisa Strauss. Cute, I thought! I remember flipping through the pages on my plane back to Nashville and getting so excited to experiment with this sweet art. Little did I know that a few years later Elisa would be providing me a sweet endorsement for my Frostings book (summer 2013)! EEEEH. Seriously tickled pink. Elisa is beyond talented. Here are a few of my favorite things about Elisa…

  • She made Charlotte and Harry’s wedding cake during season 6 of Sex and the City
  • Elisa was on Food Network’s Extreme Cake Challenge (and won it of course!)
  • Her books have mentioned in InStyleMartha Stewart WeddingsMarie ClaireSeventeenElleVogueModern BrideNew York magazine, BRIDES, Elegant Bride, and The Knot.

How to make a Handbag Cake! Elisa just launched a CAKE DECORATING VIDEO on (which by the way is a fabulous resource) and you can use this link here to save 50% off the class. So if you’re an aspiring cake decorator (or just love creating beautiful cakes for special family celebrations and friends), then take her video lesson and learn how to make a Handbag Cake! This would be perfect for bridal showers, birthdays, etc. Plus, you can use the techniques you’ll learn for other cake creations too. Can you even BELIEVE that is CAKE in that picture?! I’m totally wow’d!

Confetti Cakes for Kids!

We’re giving away a copy of Elisa’s darling Confetti Cakes for Kids book too! Enter below! 

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  1. 1
    Barbara C says:

    This would be awesome to win. Thanks!

  2. 2

    Purse cake looks so real too real too eat :)

  3. 3

    That’s a cake?! Incredible!

  4. 4

    This is such a great prize!

  5. 5

    How fun!! The bag cake is incredible!!’

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    Kris Nelson says:


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    When i first saw that picture i had no it was a cake! Incredible! I love it :)

  8. 8

    how is that “bag” cake actually CAKE??!! consider my mind blown! :) And thanks for the chance to win!

  9. 9

    She is the best! I enjoy making cakes for my family and friends and I so want to win!!!!

  10. 10

    I would love to make some cute cakes for my daughters.

  11. 11

    I LOVE the purse cake. Thats amazing

  12. 12
    Su Murillo says:

    This would be soooo wonderful to win :)

  13. 13

    Looks great!! I want one!! Make a mens weekender bag!!!

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    Stephanie Y says:

    The cake is absolutely beautiful! What an amazing talent!

  15. 15

    Shut the front door…simply beautiful.

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    Erica Shule says:

    I LOVE making my kid’s birthday cakes and always need cute ideas! I would love this book!!

  17. 17

    I got all excited thinking she was launching some camera bag line for women or something!! Then find out it’s a cake? WOW, just WOW!!

  18. 18

    This is completely amazing! I would LOVE her book!

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    Erica Baysinger says:

    I can not believe that is a cake! There is no way I could EVER do a cake like that. What a fab purse cake!! I want one myself!

  20. 20

    Would love to have this for my daughter!

  21. 21

    I’m a huge fan of Elisa and have loved watching her on the challenges. She is amazingly talented!!

  22. 22

    Amazing Work!! I am in Awe and inspired!!!!

  23. 23

    Amazing!! I thought those were real handbags!! LOVE the color…wonder if they really make a purse like that… :-)

  24. 24

    Ohhh, what a great give away. I never win anything but keep on trying.

  25. 25
    Crystal Seley says:

    Gorgeous purse cake! I’m wondering why my friends didn’t make one for my birthday last week!

  26. 26

    Love Elisa’s work. The bag is just like one of mine. Awesome work!!

  27. 27

    Love her cakes!

  28. 28
    Crystal O. says:

    So excited!!

  29. 29

    Great give away!! Love that bag!

  30. 30
    Diane Nichols says:

    So love the cake!!! Thanks for this chance!!!

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    Jeannine DiBart says:

    I would love to win!!!! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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    Sirika Abshire says:

    I would love this book

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    Lauren Plummer says:

    Cool! Thanks! I cant believe that purple bag is really cake!

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    stephanie edwards says:

    Love the cake!!! Would love to win!

  35. 35

    Woou wonderful giveaway I just start the cake and cookies decorating and I love it.more motivation if I win this book to keep decorating…

  36. 36

    Such a great giveaway. I love the designs of her cakes

  37. 37
    kelly thompson says:

    sooo cute! how creative!

  38. 38
    Ivonne Melchor says:

    Amazing cakes!!!!

  39. 39
    Bianca Andrea says:

    I would love to win this super cute book! Thanks for introducing us to this wonderful cake decorator!

  40. 40

    I collect cake books and I’d LOVE to have this one!!

  41. 41

    Those cakes are Droolworthy!

  42. 43

    I am addicted party planing and there are some great ideas here

  43. 44

    I just love cake and frosting … for any occassion or no occassion at all, just to eat cake! Thanks for the chance to win this adorable book for kids. I love making special things for my little girl.

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    Ashley Williamson says:

    So awesome!!!

  45. 46

    That handbag cake is amazing! I love to decorate cakes and cake pops, but I have a serious lack of knowledge when it comes to proper technique.

  46. 47
    Michelle L says:

    Wow. I cannot get over those amazing purple purse cakes. Incredible. I’d love to see the rest of her designs!

  47. 48

    Thanks for the giveaway

  48. 49

    Thanks for the Giveaway! The cakes are absolutly amazing!

  49. 50

    This book looks so great !

  50. 51

    What an amazing cake! I would love to learn a bit more about decorating a cake. Thank you

  51. 52

    Love Confetti Cakes…I have been following her for a while

  52. 53

    Can’t wait to brush up on my skills in your class!

  53. 54
    Audra Ciprich says:

    I love this!

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  55. 56

    The handbag cake is so beautiful. I would do be able to make something 1/100th as nice as that.

  56. 57

    I already have both of her books and they are simply fab. Great giveaway!!!

  57. 58

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!!

  58. 59

    I am totally into purple lately. Love it!

  59. 60

    I love to decorate cakes and love her book!!

  60. 61

    Just joined Icing Smiles… This book would be such a great resource!

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    Cynthia Lorenzo says:

    Would love to win this! What a great book!

  62. 63

    Wow! What she does in cake is amazing!!

  63. 64

    I want to eat that bag and put all of my items in it and walk the streets of NY. Hope I win!

  64. 65

    Thank you for an amazing giveaway

  65. 66
    tammy vazquez says:

    Thank you so, so much!

  66. 67

    Those cakes are amazing! Love the monster…could picture that for my son’s second birthday this fall! lol…

  67. 68
    Bianca Moore says:

    Would love to win this for my friend who is a cake decorator!

  68. 69
    Linda Sisson says:

    That monster cake would be awesome for my son’s second birthday :)

  69. 70

    I love cake decorating, and it amazes me everyday what people/cake artists create!! I would love to win this book!!

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    Kristy Honiotes says:

    Amazing cakes love them all!!

  71. 72

    I would love this. Thank you!

  72. 73

    That book looks amazing!

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    Michelle T. says:

    That is amazing…I couldn’t tell which one was the cake!

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    Mandy Timmons says:

    Would love to won

  75. 76

    so cool, I would love this book. I would like to get better at this craft

  76. 77

    would love this book

  77. 78

    Love the cakes :)

  78. 79
    Michelle Jones says:

    That cake is ah-mazing!!! i love her work and love your page

  79. 80

    adorable bag and i sure would love a new cake challenge

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    Natasha Dunn says:

    I love how Elisa Strauss so effortlessly make her cakes a work of art. She’s truly talented. Her work is breathe-taking only because she’s still hasn’t reached her peak yet. Her cakes never cease to amaze me.

  81. 82

    Awesome cakes! I would love to be able to make something like that:-)

  82. 83

    I have her first book and love it!

  83. 84

    Incredible cake creations!

  84. 85

    OMG that is AMAZING! Can she do my cake?? haha

  85. 86

    I would love this book. Amazing cake!

  86. 87

    Wow! So Amazing it is! Thanx for the chance!

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    Alissa Barlow says:

    Love Love Love this!

  88. 89

    Amazing cake! Can’t wait to see what else is in the book!

  89. 90

    I shared this will my clients from my business page as well – what a great opportunity! Thank you!!

  90. 91

    I am just starting to decorate cakes and would love to win this and learn from the best!!

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    Renee elder says:

    I would luv this book

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    allyson waldron says:

    amazing book

  93. 94

    If the other cake ideas in the book are as adorable as the cover photo, I’ll love it!!!

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    Erin Sarte says:

    I love making cakes, I would love to add these books to my decorating book collections

  95. 96

    Have just recently discovered Craftsy – as I live in Central Qld in Aust it is very expensive & takes a lot of time away from family to access great cake decorating classes, so Craftsy is fast becoming an addiction. Good decorating books have been my learning scource and I would love to add Elisa’s to my collection.

  96. 97

    i love your book

  97. 98

    I Love your creations You are so talented

  98. 99

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  99. 100

    Not sure what the terms and conditions are as it does not show any text so lets hope it is not an us only thing….

  100. 101

    Oh my goodness, that purse is amazing!!!

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